Brazil surpassed 2,000 Covid-19 deaths in one day for the first time since its first Covid-19 death more than one year ago. Over the course of 24 hours, 2,349 Brazilians lost their lives to the disease. In other words: every 5 minutes, 8 Brazilians were killed by the novel coronavirus.
The daily death toll is so rapid that it represents a 20% jump from the previous peak - the 1,954 deaths recorded the day before.
Data from the Federal District were not released on Wednesday. With this, the deaths in a year of pandemic in Brazil add up to 270,917.
One year after the WHO (World Health Organization) declared Covid-19 to be a pandemic, on March 11, 2020, the country has jumped from a lagging position in the disease (when Covid first killed here, it was already devastating Europe) to that of high numbers and little control. Now, there is a terrifying sequence of deaths and a seven-day moving average of case records. Worse, there is no evidence of a vaccination horizon or sanitary measures that could contain the situation.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon